10 basses. 3 preamps. 30 recordings. There's a lot of hype about all the different preamps out there. My buddy Josh (funkyj) and I decided to do a head-to-head comparison of two pre's, against direct-to-HD. We're not pros, and we weren't thinking about things like technique, style, or EQ - we originally did this because we were curious, but it turned out to be so interesting we thought you all might enjoy the results. Now we're not recording wizards either - we turned the damn things on, set flat for a pure comparison. And the recorder isn't pure studio magic, its a Korg D-16. But you'll be amazed at how different the pre's sound - and which basses sound good through which pre's! THE GREAT PREAMP SHOOTOUT (http://vanselus.com/preamp) Added bonus: you get to hear these basses in action, un-EQ'd: MTD 535 Sadowsky V5 Fodera Emp 5 Rokaxe Elrick NJS 5 #1 Elrick NJS 5 #2 Upright Bass NS CR5M Flea 4 Casady Signature OH and... let us know what you think!